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Abé

Ari Nave.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 61 words.

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some five dozen

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Abé

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Ethnic group of the Côte d’Ivoire, also known as the Abbe or Abbey.

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some ...

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Abebe Bikila

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — African Studies.

1932–1973 Ethiopian runner who won two Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Abebe Bikila was born in Mout, Ethiopia. Before competing as a runner he was a member of the ...

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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Eric Bennett.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 314 words.

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of

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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Capital of Ogun State, in southwestern Nigeria.

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of the Oyo Kingdom. ...

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Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

1936–Expatriate Mauritanian film director whose films focus on the experiences of Africans abroad.

The son of farmers, Med Hondo was raised in the Atar region of Mauritania on the...

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Abidjan

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Largest city and chief seaport in Côte d’Ivoire, located in the southeastern part of the country.

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié...

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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Elizabeth Heath.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 585 words.

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié Lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf

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Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (1937–1998)

Okey Ndibe.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 567 words.

On June 12 1993, the popular businessman Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola won a long-awaited presidential election in Nigeria,

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Abrahams, Peter (1919–)

Kate Tuttle.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 416 words.

The son of an Ethiopian father and a mother of French and African descent, Peter Abrahams was considered “Coloured” in

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